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News Briefs: New 'The Mummy' Cast Photo, Video Game 'Uncharted' to Become a Movie

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 22:58

The Mummy: Annabelle Wallis shared a photo featuring cast members of a new version of The Mummy, left to right: Jake Johnson, Wallis, Tom Cruise and Courtney Vance. Now filming in Africa, the movie follows a soldier (Cruise) who somehow ends up battling a resurrected mummy (Sofia Boutella). It's scheduled for release on June 8, 2017. [Instagram] Uncharted: Filmmaker Joe Carnahan, who is set to direct Bad Boys 3 next year, will take time before that starts production to write an...

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News Briefs: Annabelle Wallis Shares 'The Mummy' Cast Photo

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 22:58

The Mummy: Annabelle Wallis shared a photo featuring cast members of a new version of The Mummy, left to right: Jake Johnson, Wallis, Tom Cruise and Courtney Vance. Now filming in Africa, the movie follows a soldier (Cruise) who somehow ends up battling a resurrected mummy (Sofia Boutella). It's scheduled for release on June 8, 2017. [Instagram]   Uncharted: Filmmaker Joe Carnahan, who is set to direct Bad Boys 3 next year, will take time before that starts production to...

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Watch: The First 'Hacksaw Ridge' Trailer Showcases Another True War Story from Mel Gibson

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 06:27

Mel Gibson and Randall Wallace are back with another war movie based on a true story. The duo initially collaborated on the Gibson-helmed Braveheart and later reunited for the Vietnam drama We Were Soldiers, Wallace's directorial debut. This fall, Gibson is back in the director's chair with Hacksaw Ridge, a World War II film cowritten by Wallace and starring Andrew Garfield.  And it's got a new trailer, which you can watch right...

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News Briefs: Chris Evans Touted for 'Jekyll'

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 21:10

Jekyll: Chris Evans, also known as Captain America, will star in Jekyll, based on the modern-day BBC miniseries adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story. Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry (The Nice Guys) have written the screenplay about a dangerous man with a split personality. Russell Crowe is also set to star as the character in Universal's upcoming The Mummy, due out on June 8, 2017. [Deadline] Mary Poppins Returns: Meryl Streep is in talks to join Emily Blunt...

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News Briefs: Chris Evans Touted As 'Jekyll' (No, Not That One)

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 21:10

Jekyll: Chris Evans, also known as Captain America (above), will star in Jekyll, based on the modern-day BBC miniseries adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story. Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry (The Nice Guys) have written the screenplay about a dangerous man with a split personality. Russell Crowe is already set to star as the character in Universal's upcoming The Mummy, due out on June 8, 2017. [Deadline]   Mary Poppins Returns: Meryl Streep is in...

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'The Rocketeer' Is Getting a Sequel -- Wait Till You See What Is Changing

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 15:30

"Is that a rocket in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?" The wait is over, friends. The Rocketeer is officially getting a sequel/reboot, with a black female character taking the lead. The Hollywood Reporter reports the reboot, called The Rocketeers, will be set six years after the original when stunt pilot/jet-pack hero Cliff Secord has disappeared in a Nazi battle. Our new heroine will attempt to save the day by stopping a rogue rocket scientist from using...

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Have a Family Movie Night with 'Angry Birds'

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 09:24

  If you missed The Angry Birds Movie in theaters or just want to watch it again, the Birds are now available for streaming with FandangoNow. To add to the fun, check out these Angry Birds-themed recipes and crafts. Pair one of these projects with a viewing party and you’ve got the perfect family movie night or afternoon playdate.     Left: Hatch some fun before your screening with these supercute and easy-to-make baby birds created for Fandango by...

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Watch: Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan Reunite in First Trailer for 'Ithaca'

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 05:07

If you've been missing Meg Ryan on the big screen, we've got good news: you'll soon be able to see her in the period drama Ithaca. But wait, there's more!  Not only is Meg Ryan in Ithaca, but so is her fellow '90s superstar Tom Hanks. But wait, there's even more! Not only is Meg Ryan in Ithaca with Tom Hanks, but it's also her directorial debut. Pretty good news for Meg Ryan fans, right? As for what the movie is actually about, Ithaca is an...

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Watch Ben Affleck in New 'The Accountant' Trailer

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 04:56

In advance of the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, there was little doubt that Ben Affleck could deliver an excellent performance as the wealthy and powerful Bruce Wayne. But would he be credible as a superhero? Almost everyone who saw the movie became a believer in Affleck's transformative powers. It may sound easy -- just put on a costume and let special effects experts and stunt doubles make up the difference -- but Affleck remained credible and authentic, even when he...

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News Briefs: 'Lights Out' Sequel on Its Way

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 21:41

Lights Out: A sequel to horror-thriller Lights Out is on its way. The movie, which hit theaters last Friday, has already earned more than $35 million worldwide. Reportedly, the production budget was just $4.5 million. Producer James Wan and director David F. Sandberg will return, as will writer Eric Heisserer, who based the feature's screenplay on Sandberg's short film. [Deadline]   Spider-Man: Homecoming: Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says that ideas for a new...

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'Ghostbusters' Director Paul Feig Will Produce 'Supermodel Snowpocalypse'

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 07:00

Paul Feig has been weathering the storm of Ghostbusters fandom ire this year, and now he's about to take on a different sort of survival story involving women. This time the elements will be depicted on-screen rather than felt externally, as the project is an adaptation of a true story about fashion models trapped in a blizzard in Chile in 1977.  When you see the title Supermodel Snowpocalypse, you may think of a cheap horror movie filled with bikinis and blood splattered...

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Watch Jason Bateman in Raucous First 'Office Christmas Party' Trailer

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 06:56

So far, it's been a good year for Jason Bateman. He voiced a sly and charming fox in the animated smash Zootopia, which has earned more than one billion dollars at the box office worldwide. He portrayed a nasty former classmate of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in the action-comedy Central Intelligence, a more modest yet still quite successful release this summer. As those two roles suggest, Bateman has a wide range as an actor. He can play an affable good guy, as he did on TV's...

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News Briefs: Oprah Winfrey Cast in 'A Wrinkle in Time'; New Trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's 'Split'

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 20:10

A Wrinkle in Time: Oprah Winfrey is in final negotiations to star in in A Wrinkle in Time, a big-screen adaptation of the Newberry Award-winning fantasy novel by Madeleine L'Engle. Ava DuVernay will direct; she previously teamed with Winfrey on Selma (above). Academy Award winner Jennifer Lee (Frozen) has written the screenplay; the book follows a young girl who searches for her missing father, a scientist "working on a mysterious project." [Deadline] Black Panther: Lupita...

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News Briefs: Oprah Winfrey to Star in Ava DuVernay's 'A Wrinkle in Time'

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 20:10

A Wrinkle in Time: Oprah Winfrey is in final negotiations to star in in A Wrinkle in Time, a big-screen adaptation of the Newberry Award-winning fantasy novel by Madeleine L'Engle. Ava DuVernay will direct; she previously teamed with Winfrey on Selma (above). Academy Award winner Jennifer Lee (Frozen) has written the screenplay; the book follows a young girl who searches for her missing father, a scientist "working on a mysterious project." [Deadline]   Black...

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Exclusive: Making a Getaway in 'Pete's Dragon'

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 09:00

In Pete's Dragon, a young boy (Oakes Fegley, above) has lived for six years in the woods with only a dragon named Elliott for company. He's discovered by a forest ranger (Bryce Dallas Howard), who wants to find out more about him and this mysterious creature -- but trouble arises in the form of a hunter (Karl Urban). In the exclusive clip below, watch as the ranger's father, played by Robert Redford, helps Pete and his new friend Natalie (Oona Laurence, pictured above) make a...

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'Kong: Skull Island' and 'King Arthur' Trailers Both Promise Bold New Reboots

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 05:49

You know the story of King Kong. Man finds remote island populated with giant monsters. Man takes one of those monsters back to the mainland. Things end poorly.  You know the story of King Arthur. There's a legendary sword lodged in a stone that nobody can remove. Until one day an unassuming man does what no one else could and takes the sword, signifying him as a man destined to lead the British. We all have seen these stories play out in so many different ways over the...

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Sequel Alert: Watch Teaser Trailers for 'Trainspotting 2' and 'Bad Santa 2'

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 05:46

They're somewhat miserable and disheveled and most likely drunk or stoned, but they're so lovable and memorable that their long-awaited sequels are finally on the way.  That can be used to describe both Trainspotting 2 and Bad Santa 2 -- two follow-ups over a decade in the making (and in the case of Trainspotting 2, over two decades). Trailers for both sequels were released this week, reminding us that their predecessors may be older (and maybe wiser), but their look, feel...

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Watch Teaser Trailers for 'Trainspotting 2' and 'Bad Santa 2'

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 05:46

They're somewhat miserable and disheveled and most likely drunk or stoned, but they're so lovable and memorable that their long-awaited sequels are finally on the way.  That can be used to describe both Trainspotting 2 and Bad Santa 2 -- two follow-ups over a decade in the making (and in the case of Trainspotting 2, over two decades). Both sequels released teaser trailers this week, serving us reminders that they may be older (and maybe wiser), but the look, feel and...

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'The Flash' Movie Just Hired a Really 'Dope' Actress

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 05:40

Earlier this month, we heard that Kiersey Clemons was the top choice for the female lead in The Flash. Ezra Miller has already been glimpsed as the speedy superhero in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and will have a more prominent role in Justice League, as indicated by the first trailer. Now the casting of Clemons has been confirmed by Variety. The trade publication says that her deal has been closed and it is "likely" that she will be playing Iris West, a journalist and...

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News Briefs: Multiple Han Solo Movies Rumored

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 20:47

Star Wars: Alden Ehrenreich (above) has been confirmed to star as young Han Solo in an upcoming Star Wars spin-off adventure. Now an unconfirmed rumor claims that Ehrenreich has been signed to a three-picture deal, opening up possibilities for further adventures if the first movie is successful. Of course, it's not unusual nowadays for stars to have multiple-picture deals for prospective franchise entries, but we'll wait to see what happens. The untitled Han Solo movie is set for release...

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